Meal Plan for April Week 4

Here's your meal plan for April Week 4! We've got Baked Chicken Parmesan, Brown Butter Pasta with Spinach, Flank Steak with Citrus Salsa, and more!

This month, Summer Miller is back, sharing her meal plans for April. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes.

Each spring I tiptoe out to my garden to check the buds on our perennials and the blossoms on our apple trees, and to plant seeds for early-season vegetables. As an avid gardener, I want to spend these extra hours of daylight outside with my hands in the dirt.

My kids have cabin fever as well. By this time in the season their bike tires have been inflated, their jackets flung off, and they want to spend their afternoons in the crisp spring air.

Dinner for this week is all about quick, simple, and not overly fussy meals. Friday’s dish will take the most time, but hopefully the weather is warm and your time at the stove can be rewarded with dinner outside on the deck.

Spinach Pasta with Brown Butter

Brown butter adds a nutty flavor to this spring this pasta and enhances the earthy note of mushrooms. Any kind of mushroom will work well in this dish, use a single variety or mix it up to create different textures and flavors.

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How to make tuna fish

Sandwiches are more than lunchtime fare, but if you want to dress it up feel free to use the tuna salad to fill crunchy leaves of romaine. Serve with Sweet Potato Wedges on the side.

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Flank Steak with Orange and Avocado Salsa

Enjoy the bright sweetness of citrus with the robust flavors of steak in this fast and simple weeknight taco recipe. Watching carbs? No worries, ditch the tortilla and enjoy it as a salad. Either way, you win!

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Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan served with noodles and sauce

Panko breadcrumbs provide the light crunch coating on these chicken cutlets. Pair it with a kale salad for a complete and wholesome meal.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade Glaze

Clean off your grill and make this easy pork tenderloin to celebrate the weekend! This Lentil Salad with Arugula would go nicely alongside.

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Summer Miller

Summer Miller is the Senior Editor for Simply Recipes based in Nebraska. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Eating Well, Grit, SAVEUR, and Every Day with Rachael Ray, among others. Her first book is New Prairie Kitchen (Agate Publishing, 2015).

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  1. Gerry Laliberte

    Recent widower but have reasonable cooking skills and have been seeking some relatively easy dishes so these really help. Thanks.

  2. Susan

    I need to learn to cook stew

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  3. Nita

    Wonderful recipes. Thank you.

  4. Yvonne

    Love the idea!